The Kris sword is a famed weapon of the Tausug, Yakan and Samal warriors of Sulu and Mindanao and perhaps the most iconic sword of the Moro. Noted for their wavy blades, the sinuous curves of the wavy-bladed Kris are made in the likeness of fire, a serpent or roiling ocean waves and which one it is depends on the intention of its bladesmith. A straight Kris however is forged in the likeness of a calm, windless ocean and mirrors the mind of a balanced and clear headed warrior for whom every stroke and strike has deadly purpose.
The blade of this straight Kris is forged from 5160 / D2 high carbon steel which is tempered to 58-60 HRc and finished with a keenly sharp edge. The grip is well-carved and polished wood and the bolster is crafted from brass. The sword is paired with a wooden scabbard which is carved to fit and completed with bands of rattan.
Please Note: Due to being crafted in a tropical environment with native woods, it is common for these weapons to develop thin, minor cracks in the wood and the scabbard as the woods adjust to our more temperate environment. Cracks in items sent to you will not be harmful to the structural integrity of the item. Also – The decorative rattan wrapping can be brittle and may crack or break.
It is recommended that a light coating of protective oil is used to protect the wood from dryness and cracking.